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Karen Auman

Assistant Professor

2111 JFSB

Karen Auman is Assistant Professor of History at BYU. Her research focuses on Germans in the colonial Atlantic world, religion on the American frontiers, migrations and families. She is currently working on a manuscript based upon her PhD dissertation entitl​ed The Good Forest: Settlement and Community in Trustee Georgia. The book centers on the lives of the Salzburg exiles who settled Georgia in the mid-eighteenth century with the support of British and German philanthropy, and examines the interwoven themes of colonization, charity, and transatlantic religious networks.

Consultation Hours: MW: 1:30 – 2:30 PM & by appointment


  • Hist 378: History of American Families
  • Hist 220: U.S. Through 1877
  • Hist 281: Southern U.S. Family History Research
  • Hist 496R: Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History